Distant flight survival tips to make travel more entertaining

Flying Squirrel

IN FOR THE LONG HAUL—Travelers may need more than the sight of clouds and skies outside the cabin window to keep themselves amused during long boring flights. THOR CHALLGREN/Acorn Newspapers

Imagine you’ve just boarded an Airbus A350 in Newark, N.J., for a 9,000-mile flight to Singapore. You’ll be spending 19 hours on the plane, a very long time—especially in the cheap seats (economy).

This particular trip will be the world’s longest flight route when it relaunches this October.

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